HSABC Webinar: Trauma in Practice - Informed Care in Frontline Settings
June 27, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Residents in homeless shelters and transition homes often have extensive trauma histories. In this training participants will learn about the effects of trauma on the individual and about the behaviours that typically arise in coping with these effects. We will discuss what it means to be trauma-informed and how to integrate this knowledge into everyday interactions and into facility procedures and practices. Providing Trauma-informed Care is critical to helping individuals move through the barriers to healing. The role that service providers play in this healing journey will also be explored.
Instructor: Katherine Aubrey
Katherine has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, mental health issues and risk for homelessness. Her varied, frontline work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision, child & youth care work and addictions and mental health counselling. She has been an instructor with Homelessness Services Association of BC (formerly Shelternet BC) for 14 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counselling.